Jeffrey R. Ginsburg, M.P.A

Jeffrey R. Ginsburg has been CEO of East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) since 2008, as well serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of East Harlem Scholars Academies since 2011. In partnership with the leaders of Hunter College’s School of Education, Jeff also co-founded East Harlem Teaching Residency in 2014.

Jeff advocates at the local, state and federal level for the adoption of community-based, holistic and equity-centered teaching and learning. He believes this will require a nationwide re-imagination of the purpose of education and a reinvestment in place-based strategies.

From 2015-2020, Jeff led the “Campaign for East Harlem”, raising an unprecedented $100+ million in capital investment to help EHTP grow from a 200 student after-school program to a community-based network of schools and programs on track to serve 25% of East Harlem students by 2025 and triple the neighborhood college completion rate.

Before joining EHTP, Jeff spent five years at United Way of Massachusetts Bay, in various senior positions. He was the founding director and designer of United Way’s Math, Science & Technology initiative (MSTi), a program that grew from 60 students at to a statewide after-school program serving nearly 10,000 youth at 40 locations, hailed by Senator Edward Kennedy as “what the future of nonprofit should look like”. Previously, Jeff held management positions in the for-profit web and telecommunication sectors, and also spent various periods as a working rock musician.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he served as a Founding Co-Chair of the Dean’s Committee on Public Service alongside White House Advisor David Gergen. Jeff expects to complete a Doctorate in
Education Leadership from Fordham University in May 2023.

Jeff has served on multiple boards, currently as a member of the NYC Economic Development Corporation Advisory Board, the State University of New York (SUNY) Teacher Education Advisory Board, and the Trinity College Board of Fellows.

Jeff is a recipient of Crain’s “40 under 40”, New York Theological Seminary’s “Urban Angel” Award, and was a 2023 McSilver Award Recipient by New York University.

Jeff has been a small group volunteer teacher for various students over the last 15 years, regularly teaches an afterschool high school writing seminar, and has been a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and graduate schools on leadership, governance, and the intersections of racial equity and philanthropy.

He is married to Erin K. Blakeley, a speechwriter and journalist, and the dad of Liam, Cathleen and Conor